Access to paid sick days promotes healthy work environments by reducing the spread of illnesses, increasing productivity, and supporting work and family balance.
This report is the result of conversations over nearly two years among women leaders in New Haven about the growing need for data on women and girls in New Haven.
Policymakers across the country are increasingly interested in ensuring that workers can take paid time off when they are sick
Paid Sick Days in Massachusetts Would Lower Health Care Costs by Reducing Unnecessary Emergency Department Visits
This fact sheet reports findings from research by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) on how increased access to paid sick days would improve both access to health care and health outcomes in Massachusetts.
This report uses data collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the U.S. Census Bureau to evaluate the likely impact of the Massachusetts Act Establishing Earned Paid Sick Time.
Paid Sick Days in New York City Would Lower Health Care Costs by Reducing Unnecessary Emergency Department Visits
In New York City, 50 percent of working New Yorkers, or approximately 1,580,000 employees, lack access to paid sick days.
This gender wage gap has pernicious consequences for women and their families. 14.8 percent of women in New York State had incomes at or below the official poverty threshold (for families of their size and composition).
Paid Sick Days in Denver Would Improve Health Outcomes, Reduce Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities, And Help Control Health Care Costs
In Denver, 41 percent of the private-sector workforce, or 107,407 workers, lack access to paid sick days.
Voters in Denver will consider a referendum on the 2011 ballot regarding the issue of requiring employers to provide paid sick days.
Paid sick days laws, including those in San Francisco, CA, and Washington, DC, as well as many proposed elsewhere and nationally, include anti-retaliation provisions: if an employee uses paid sick days for an appropriate purpose, they cannot be fired, demoted, or otherwise penalized as a result.